Supersapiens glucose monitor review - it's cutting edge tech but just how useful is it for amateur cyclists?

For athletes wanting to get a tighter handle on their metrics, this is currently the only glucose sensor of its kind - however, there are more limitations than you might at first expect

Image shows a person using the Supersapiens glucose monitor
(Image credit: Andy Turner)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

An expensive addition to the evergrowing market of metric monitors - but this is the only one of its kind available. The accuracy of glucose monitoring during exercise is debated in the scientific literature, but there is a genuinely helpful application of using this device if you want to better understand how exercise and food consumption affect your glucose and energy levels. Best used in essential training phases in the run up to key events, and with a very helpful, insightful and user friendly app.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Helpful education videos

  • +

    Emphasis on learning about the way your body/blood glucose reacts

  • +

    Can improve your understanding of your body and reactions to foods and other stimulus on BG

  • +

    Can be useful for in-event fuelling once you understand the correlations

  • +

    Painless application

  • +

    Great app

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Arm measurement not necessarily comparable to full body measurement

  • -

    Accuracy during exercise debated

  • -

    High price

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

Supersapiens is a relatively new brand in the world of elite sport, but it has become a well-known name after appearing on the arms of World Tour teams such as Jumbo Visma, as well as top triathletes and other sportspeople. 

Founded by Phil Southerland - founder of team Novo Nordisk and a Type 1 Diabetic himself - Supersapiens is associated with world class sport scientists and performance coaches, such as Kristina Skroce and Bobby Julich. The brand has worked in helping the refinement of the Abbott Libre sensors for sporting application and created an app that is filled with useful insights and information to help educate its user further in how best to use CGM and understand what the readings mean.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1